By Stefanie Weisman
Group projects are an unavoidable fact of life in high school and college. Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying that technology can make them a whole lot easier. Here’s some great free software that will let you share documents, set up meeting times, work remotely, and lots of other cool “teamwork” stuff.
Google Docs: Allows you to share and collaborate on documents in real time. You and other members of your group can make changes to docs simultaneously; the app will show you who changed what, and when.
Skype: If one of your members can’t meet in person, bring a laptop to the meeting and have him/her participate through Skype.
Trello: Trello is a project management program that can do wonders for group work. With this program, you can share documents, make lists of tasks to be done, and keep track of progress.
Dropbox: Allows you to store and share large files with a group.
Lastly, use a program like Google Calendar or MeetingWizard to plan meeting times.
What are your favorite group project apps?
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